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This morning I downloaded an entire album off iTunes which is unusual for me.  I usually have a tough time committing to an ENTIRE album, instead picking out two, maybe three songs but this one was different.  Thanks to my friend Marshall, I was given the heads up that Ray LaMontagne had released a new album and I immediately went to the iTunes store, previewed three seconds of it and hit the Buy Album button.   The first time I saw Ray sing was on Saturday Night Live and to be honest, Scott and I usually zip right past the music perfomances when we watch SNL but from the first note out of his mouth I was frozen.  Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m a sucker for folk/roots music and that I’ll even dip into some bluegrass on occasion.  Had you told me this when I was seventeen I probably would have punched you in the face.  But here I am, blogging about it for the whole world to know.  We all have things that we love, that stop us in our tracks and shut us up.  Everyone is a little different, for some it may be voluntarily leaping out of planes into a blue abyss, the first crocus stubbornly pushing its way through crusted snow, or the sounds a newborn makes.  For me, the things that still me are random chords strung together on a guitar, the aurora borealis exploding above my head in vivid color, and the bittersweet chill in the air fall brings to my face.  Why?  I think the chord being struck in my spirit is that call God has placed upon me to seek his face.  The beauty I see around me making my spirit still is the reflection of Him in his creation.  And I remember my origin, my Maker, my purpose and my destination.  This is not by chance, freak or fluke.  It is the “eternity set in the hearts of men”. (Ecc 3:11)

“The heavens tell of the glory of God.  The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak;

night after night they make him known.  They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies; yet their

message has gone out to all the earth and their words to all the world.”

– Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)

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  1. Marshall

    August 28, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    You are welcome!

  2. Liesl

    November 6, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Beautiful V-dog, just beautiful! Thanks for the reminder…

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